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not just a shop

Interior of not just a shop
Interior of not just a shop
Photo by Damian Griffiths

Open to the public, not just a shop sells exciting design products and artwork created by UAL students and alumni.

not just a shop is the place to discover unique home, fashion, giftware and artwork by UAL students and alumni. Outside of retail hours it is also a learning space; our programme of enterprise events are designed to help UAL students and alumni to launch and develop their creative businesses.

Proceeds from the shop go back into funding our events programme, so every purchase helps to support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.

UAL students and alumni can attend free talks and one-to-one business advice sessions throughout the academic year.

Visit us at 272 High Holborn or online to discover unique home, fashion, giftware and artwork and learn more about the designers and artists who created them.

Sell your work in not just a shop

New products and artwork are sourced through open calls. Students and alumni from all UAL Colleges can submit their work to be considered for sale.


Your designs in Tate shops

Don’t miss the chance to apply for our Christmas card competition with Tate!

Together with Tate, UAL Careers and Employability are inviting current students to design a range of limited edition Christmas cards to be printed and sold by Tate and UAL’s retail store not just a shop.

Tate will be selecting, producing and selling the winning entries in their museum shops from July 2021. The cards will also be sold in not just a shop from November 2021.

Designs should be appealing to the general public and represent the quality, creativity and diversity of UAL. Entries will be judged on their originality, public appeal and their fresh approach to the theme of Christmas / ability to capture the spirit of Christmas.

The competition is open to all UAL current students. Up to 5 winning students will each receive:

  • Prize of £250
  • 6 packs of professionally printed cards

Winners will be announced in late-May and successful students will be invited to meet with the merchandise team at Tate and discuss production.

Deadline: Monday 10 May 2021 at 10am

For more information and to apply: Visit the online application form

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    not just a shop on 272 High Holborn, with a window installation by UAL alumna Martina Paukova.
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Supporting UAL's students and graduates

not just a shop is managed by UAL’s Careers and Employability department, which helps UAL students and alumni to make a living doing what they love.

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Opening hours

Monday - Friday (11am-3pm)

not just a shop

272 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EY